West Indies will tour India from 6th February for three ODIs and three T20Is. West Indies and India both are very strong teams in cricket they both have a deep history in cricket. ODI cricket between them became famous after the 1983 world cup when India defeated the West Indies in the finals after being called underdogs. In this article, we will see the top 5 memorable knocks in ODIs between India and West Indies.
#5 Rohit Sharma – 162
Rohit Sharma made a beautiful century in 2018 in Mumbai his hometown against West Indies. Rohit made 162 off 137 balls. Rohit smashed 20 fours and 4 sixes in his innings and he played with a strike rate of 118.2. innings of Rohit Sharma deserved a double hundred but unfortunately, he missed that.
#4 Ricardo Powell – 124
Ricardo Powell has only one century in his career and that came against India in 1999 when he made 124 off 93 deliveries. He also smashed 9 fours and 8 sixes in his innings and played with a strike rate of 133.3. Powell came to bat when West Indies was not in a good position but he contributed with Shivnarine Chanderpaul and took his team to victory.
#3 Desmond Haynes – 152
Desmond Haynes was a legend in West Indies cricket. He was known for his fearless batting. Haynes contributed to tests and ODIs both. His innings of 152 off 126 balls in 1989 against India is the highest ever knock by a West Indian batsman against India. He also smashed 12 fours and 6 sixes in innings and he played with a strike rate of 120.6.
#2 Sir VIV Richards – 149
One of the best batsmen in cricket’s history Sir VIV Richards is at No.2 on our list for his 149 runs knock against India in Jamshedpur in 1983. Sir Richards made 149 in just 99 balls with an outstanding strike rate of 150.5 at that time. It was because of his knock that West Indies achieved the highest ODI total against India. He smashed 20 fours and 3 sixes in his innings.
#1 Virender Sehwag – 219
It was in 2011 when veteran Indian opener Virender Sehwag scored his first double century of ODIs against West Indies in Indore. Sehwag made an individual score of 219 off just 149 balls after which he became the only second player to score a double century in ODIs after Sachin Tendulkar at that time. Sehwag’s innings was a special one as it also helped India to achieve their highest ever ODI total. Sehwag smashed 25 fours and 7 sixes in his innings and he played with a strike rate of 146.9.
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